Business Groups are Encouraged to Field Teams for Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Quiz for Air Ambulance happening next Friday Night Feb 21st

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night February 21st at 8.30 pm for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause, Business Groups are also asked and encouraged to Field there own Teams,there are already 3/4 Local Business Groups after indicating that they will take part in the Quiz but there is Room for more to join them with a Prize for the best Business Team who competes in the Quiz up for Grabs,Everybody Welcome,Table of 4 €40,Details Call Myra on 087 2742596.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT in aid of local student

Just a Reminder:

Patrick Buckley and family, Laught hosting a HOPE FUNDRAISING CONCERT

On:   Friday February 21st, 2020 at 8pm.

Where:   Millstreet GAA Hall.

Great entertainment promised, including  CURRENT

All-Ireland winning Bands, Groups, Musicians, Dancers and Harp Ensemble.

Raffle with great prizes.

Any support would be greatly appreciated.

Spread the word please.

Patrick, 3rd from right, after the U15 Crossfields All-Ireland win in Ennis 2017

€10 adult entry, €20 per family, €5 per student.

Tickets for sale from Patrick or Bridget Buckley at 087 9927042.

Tickets also available at O’Regan’s Mills, Station Road, Millstreet

The Buckleys

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“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight Features Sharon & David

Radio Treasures tonight (Tues. 18th Feb. 2020 from 9:30 to 11.00 pm) on www.corkmusicstation.com.… Special feature at 10pm when we recall meeting musician supreme Sharon Shannon and her Band including Jim Murray Jnr. plus five times world Dance Champion David Geaney from Dingle…Listen to the amazing music and picture the mighty dance steps.   We reflect on the success of the recent two broadcasts from “Round the Fireside” with Jimmy Reidy.  We hear a wonderful  song from Sarah Dennehy .  And we refer to the many happenings illustrated below.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Hugh Ryan, Chairperson, Kerry Parents & Friends is hugely impressed on recently receiving €20,500.00 on stage at the final performance of Rathmore’s Marian Players Pantomime 2020 – “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe” at Rathmore Community Centre.
Pictured in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet at the recent Medal Presentation Event organised by Millstreet Juvenile Club with MC Mag O’Connor and Special Guests Darragh Cashman and Shane Hickey – the Under-14 (and Under-13) Division One Football Plate Winners.

Pictured at the recent A.G.M. of Millstreet Active Retirement Association held in Millstreet Day Care Centre at which the “Three Paddys” were Special Guests to launch one of their many Video Documentaries which had local relevance.
Maria O’Riordan, Director of Millstreet Day Care Centre with Sheila Murphy who coordinated a magnificent reception in the Dining Room on the occasion of the recent A.G.M. of Millstreet Active Retirement Association at the Day Care Centre.
The “Three Paddys” are presented with Millstreet Calendars by members of Millstreet Active Retirement Association. From left: Maria O’Riordan (née O’Sullivan) Director MDCC; Paddy Buckley, Banteer; Mary McSweeney, Chairperson MARA; Paddy Tobin, Castlemagner; Mary Sheahan, Secretary MARA; Paddy McAuliffe, Castlemagner; Dolores Goggin of MARA.

 

Members of the Linehan Family of Dooneen, Millstreet pictured at Rathmore Pantomime 2020. From left: Conor with parents Elizabeth and James and sister Jayme.
Millstreet’s very own “Disneyland-like” new Children’s Playground hugely impressed all the children and adults who were recently given the opportunity to experience the truly magnificent facility in Millstreet Town Park in advance of its official opening at a later stage.

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My First Parachute Jump

At the start of March, I’m doing a parachute jump in memory of my Mom Breeda Burke Hickey from Murphy’s Tce. and Claraghatlea, Millstreet. Who died 30 years ago at age 42 the same age I am now. If you would like to make a donation, go to the GoFundMe page: My first parachute jump for Recovery Haven TraleeMoney raised goes to recovery Haven Cancer support house in Tralee – Marie O’Sullivan

Eily’s Report – 18th February

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

In Millstreet, St. Valentine’s Day was widely celebrated starting off on Friday and continuing right through the weekend. Our flower and chocolate outlets did a roaring trade  as did our jewelry and perfume shops, the food outlets and the all-important cards that  say the tender words that any lad or lass would be loathe to utter. The business people of the Town have to be commended for their efforts in dressings their premises in a wide range of brightly coloured decorations which didn’t go unnoticed.  It all helped to distract our minds away from the approach of the demon “Denis”  the Hurricane. All things considered, I think that we didn’t fare too badly around here.No flooded homes or power cuts and no road blocks due to fallen trees. By and large our people are good at listening to the warnings and obeying the rules which is vitally important. We did have a few claps of thunder and when I hear that I of course reach for the Holy Water and sprinkle it around and pray that all will be safe. But the very next thing  for me at any rate is to think of the dogs. I don’t own a dog, much as I’d love to, but dogs are terrified of thunder and if at all possible, should never be left unattended during a thunder storm. I think that the bold “Denis” is staying around for a little while longer,so remain on your guard.

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Thanks from Millstreet Town Park

Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to thank  Jerry Collins of Collins Tyre Centre & Filling Station  for his  very generous  donation to the Playground Project.   The Playground is now open during daylight hours and is a hive of activity with the fun levels through  the roof!  We send a huge thank you to Jerry and all our local businesses, clubs, schools, Creches and individual Sráiders who have contributed in anyway to date.    Please continue to support our local entities  as they have helped  to make this dream Playground become a reality. We are still accepting donations to make us debt free  and we would be delighted to receive any and all  amounts.  

TO DONATE:     You may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account

(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  millstreettownpark @gmail.com

Millstreet Pitch & Putt AGM Friday 21st Feb. at 8pm

The AGM of Millstreet Pitch & Putt will take place this Friday, 21st Feb. 2020 at 8pm in the Parish Centre.  All are welcome.   Tap on the image below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Pitch and Putt Course is situated in Millstreet Town Park. Here from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives we view a scene from a Winter of decades ago when the Dressing Rooms were beginning to be constructed and there was no sign of even the first Children’s Playground.

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm on Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme on C103 on 16th Feb. 2020.  (S.R.)

In 1921, and a few weeks before the truce, a young Jack Breen refused to leave the bedside of his dying mother and evacuate their hotel, as the IRA came to blow up the adjacent Brandy Hall Bridge on the outskirts of Castletownbere.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene returns to the area where he was born, reared and reluctantly educated.

Close by and accompanied by an old school friend, they view the reluctant path once taken by many to Brandy Hall National School and the ruins of a handball alley which doubled as a ‘sporting centre of excellence’ for the local youth.

In the first of a two part programme, we base ourselves in what was once Jack Breen’s Hotel, now the Millbrook Bar, run by his daughter Mary.

We meet Mary’s daughter, Dr. Fiona Kelly who was voted the best rural GP in the country last year.

We hear about local born journalist and MP Tim Harrington who was responsible for bringing an end to Gladstone’s Government in the UK

And……….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm on Sunday”

Parish Newsletter – 16th February, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th February, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATH:   Frank Thornton, Drishanebeg

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.   Meg Kelleher, Aubane & Jack Collins, Ballincollig
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.  Nellie White, Tubber
Cullen      10.15 a.m.   Mary O’Mahony, Meenagloherane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Eileen Buckley, Liscahane

Anniversaries:  Sr. Florence O’Sullivan, Drishane Convent; Agnes Kiely, The Bridge; Bridget Bourke, Murphy’s Terrace; Des Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy; Jerome O’Riordan, Dromsicane; John Mullane, Coolikerane; Sr. Paul Murphy, Lisnaboy; John J. Murphy, Lisnaboy; Denis O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg & Dublin.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 16th February, 2020”

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Ursula Pomeroy of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn for her  very generous  donation to the Playground Project.  We are hugely appreciative to Ursula and all our local businesses, clubs, schools, Creches and individual Sráiders at home and away who have been so generous to date.   Please continue to support our local entities  as they give back to our community.  We are still accepting donations and we would be delighted to receive any and all  amounts.    [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”

Celebrating St. Valentine’s Day 2020 in Millstreet

St. Valentine’s Day 2020 at Millstreet Museum where we received a bequest from the estate of the late Mary Gahan of Minor Row in the form of a splendid knitted name feature. When you look at it you either see a series of lines …. or the name “Jesus” Millstreet Museum celebrates its 40th Anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day 2020.  Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Valentine’s Day windows on Main Street, Millstreet.

Superb window features in Minor Row, Millstreet.

New Children’s Playground (locked at night) following another busy and exciting day on this 14th Feb. 2020.

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Admin Person wanted for Lucey Transport

Lucey Transport Ltd. has a vacancy for:

  • Admin Person based in their Millstreet office to cover for maternity leave
  • Knowledge of excel and sage
  • Processing orders and updating records on the transport system
  • Working with a small team
  • Training  will be provided

Please mail your C.V. to <pmannix@luceytransport.ie>

Millstreet’s Very Own “Disneyland” Children’s Playground Totally Delights All

Wednesday, 12th Feb. 2020 at Millstreet Town Park on an initial visit to Millstreet New Children’s Playground delighted children from Junior Infants, Presentation N.S., Millstreet and the children from “Curious Minds” Creche gave their 100% approval to what could easily be described as our very own “Disneyland”.   While all the amazing units impressed it was the High Web Net which attracted the most attention!   And we encourage you to experience the state-of-the-art very safe bouncy floor. We met with many members of the Coordinating Committee on the bright morning and we received a wonderful guided tour from Geraldine (née O’Leary) O’Sullivan of all the magical area of this truly magnificent facility which is going to be such a superb benefit for present and future generations of young children here in Millstreet and beyond.    The very generous support received has made this possible.    While the official opening is still in the future the Playground is presently open daily during daylight hours.   Contractors Browne Brothers of Carrigadrohid must take a huge bow on completing such a fascinating facility to the very highest standards.   Here we share 22 images from our visit to this magical location on Wednesday morning.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Dedicated Committee Member Geraldine explains:  

“The Contractors have finished the playground, our insurance is arranged and I’m delighted to share with you that we passed and are in receipt of our safety certificate 2 weeks ahead of time. In fact the completed project is some 2 months ahead of the original finish date.  It’s great that on this Wednesday morning we are open .  So very exciting for the children. We have a few remaining thank you notes to issue.  The IRD Duhallow representative visited us on Friday and advised that they had been closely following the Playground Project on Millstreet.ie. He commented on the fantastic community forum that you and your team host and support for the people of Millstreet.
He also commented on the widespread backing from the overall community was really uplifting – from the volunteers running fundraising, the variety and number of events taking place , the involvement of children, clubs, businesses and the communication updates via our community website to the public was a perfect example of the community working together for the rural development that IRD stands and strives for. He also commented that this was some of the fastest fundraising efforts for a community of our size and with the €120,000 spend we now really have a top class playground.”  Below we share 13 more images. [read more …] “Millstreet’s Very Own “Disneyland” Children’s Playground Totally Delights All”

Ballinagree Wind Farm

The following email and map have been submitted to our website which we now share.  Tap on the map to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Ballinagree Wind Farm

Some of you might have heard “something” about the proposed development being referred to as The Ballinagree Wind Farm.  Many people have heard nothing about it and those that have probably think that it has nothing to do with us as it is outside our area.  However the perimeter of the windfarm comes to within ¾ of a mile of St. John’s Well and within a mile of The Kerryman’s Table. It also crosses the Millstreet / Rylane road at the car park  –see map attached. The area highlighted in yellow is the proposed site and approximately 60% of this area is owned by Coillte.

This means that this development should be of serious concern to the people of Kilcorney, Aubane, Tullig and Millstreet and all surrounding areas.

These wind-turbines can be heard from in excess of a mile away on a calm or frosty day yet the developers can get planning permission to site them as close as 500 meters from a dwelling house – this is less than a third of a mile.  This does not even begin to take into account the desecration of an area of great natural beauty or their detrimental effect on people with certain medical conditions.

Everyone needs to make themselves aware of what is planned and make an informed decision regarding whether or not they want this development to proceed in our area.

Details of an information evening / meeting will be posted at a later date.

On a broader level the Government is currently conducting a public consultation on the “Revised Wind Energy Development Guidelines” which will close on Wednesday Feb. 19th. 2020. This is an opportunity to have your say regarding Wind Energy and how it impacts on local communities. You can make your submissions by email to the following  – <WEDGReview@housing.gov.ie>;  or by writing to the following address:

WEDG Review Submissions,
Planning Policy and Legislation Section
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government,
Custom House,
Dublin 1,
D01 W6X0.

This is an opportunity to have your say that will not present itself again and should not be missed.

Speeding Cameras are coming to Millstreet from next Monday!

From 6am next Monday the February 17th 2020, the Gardaí are rolling out new go safe speed van locations. Millstreet is now included in this and the road concerned is from The Square up to the top of Drishane Hill (see the map below). The reason it has been included seems to be that there has recently been one serious and two minor accidents on that stretch of road (R583). It’s not a big change because it has been for good reason a favourite spot for the Gardaí to check for speeding. The message now would seem to be that if people are consistently speeding and accidents are a problem on a road, the speed vans will arrive. It’s a good thing if it gets people to slow down.

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2nd Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday March 8th

The Annual Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will take place on Sunday March 8th next,Johnny was a founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the 2nd Johnny Hickey Run,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,the Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,all Vintage/Classic Cars,Bikes,Vehicles very Welcome to join the Run,the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup will also be up for grabs for Best Car on the day,for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, or Willie on 087 2229874.